125 Fun Facts about Humpbacks: Discovering Humpback Whales of Hawaii by Paul H. Forestell
Fascinating Humpback Whale Facts
Visiting a humpback whale habitat and seeing these magnificent beasts up close is an amazing experience. From their mammoth size, to their impressive longevity, you may feel inconsequential in comparison. But in the meantime you can prepare yourself with this list of interesting facts about humpback whales. Join a Whales and You tour to see wild humpback whales in Oahu. Learn More. Each population communicates through its own dialect, and sings its own whale song.
Humpback whales are large mammals. An adult is about the size of a school bus! If you're looking for a hump on the back of a humpback whale, you'll be disappointed. The whale gets its common name from the way it arches its back before diving. Instead of looking for a hump, watch for gigantic flippers.
Humpback whales are synonymous with Maui thanks to their unusually large presence in surrounding waters. An estimated 10, whales flock towards the great reefs of Maui to calve every year, and are enjoyed by a great many more tourists to the area. The animals have been recognized as an Endangered Species by the Conservation Act ESCA since , but thanks to the hard work of conservationists and environmental activists, their population is steadily on the rise. All the same, Sail Maui consciously work to protect this beloved creature, and believe our customers should do the same. Nov 18, 10 Fun Facts about Humpback Whales Humpback whales are synonymous with Maui thanks to their unusually large presence in surrounding waters.
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Humpback whales are enormous creatures — about the size of a school bus. They are known for their haunting and melodic songs and for breaching the water with amazing acrobatic abilities. Humpbacks don't normally have a hump on their backs; the name comes from the large hump that forms when they arch their backs before making a deep dive into the ocean. Humpback whales are not the biggest whales — that's the blue whale. Humpbacks can grow to 60 feet 18 meters long, and they can weigh a whopping 40 tons about half the size of a blue whale , according to the NOAA. Their flippers can grow up to 16 feet 5 m long, which is the largest appendage in the world.